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Cheshunt 1
West Herts 4
Sat 2 Dec 14:00 - East Men's Hockey League - Division 3 SW Full time

Trew hat trick grabs the 3 points

Match report 2 Dec

With the league season reaching its half way point, both sides entered this fixture needing the 3 points to set themselves up for the New Year.

Cheshunt's intended fast start stalled for some reason, allowing West Herts to take advantage with a fantastic strike into the top corner giving keeper Phil Ward no chance. Things were soon to get worse for the home side with a second goal following quickly leaving Cheshunt 2-0 down in little more than 15 minutes.

Following these setbacks, Cheshunt finally started getting their act together but struggled to get back into the game with the West Herts keeper and defenders producing some outstanding saves and clearances, helped on occasion by the posts.

With the first half rapidly disappearing, Cheshunt finally found a way through via a slick short corner move, expertly finished by Alex Trew. This was swiftly followed by a second excellent drill, with Trew again finding his scoring touch with an even better finish, levelling the half time score at 2-2.

The second half produced more of the same: Cheshunt enjoyed the better of the play but continued to spurn chances and West Herts always looked dangerous on the break. It took another corner drill, initially saved by the West Herts defence, to settle the match with Trew reacting fastest to grab his and Cheshunt's third goal of the afternoon.

The game continued with Cheshunt having chances but not quite able to completely kill the game off leaving the final score a much needed 3-2 win for the home side.

With 12 points now on the board at the season's mid point, it's been a stop/start opening half, but a more settled squad and growing confidence following last year's promotion gives an encouraging platform to build on for the second 11 matches.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division 3 SW results

Berkhamsted 2
Saffron Walden 2
Harpenden 1
Bishops Stortford 2


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
6. Bedford 3 21 32
7. WGC 1 20 28
8. Cheshunt 1 20 22
9. Stevenage 1 19 18
10. Bishops Stortford 2 20 14
11. Berkhamsted 2 20 9
12. West Herts 4 20 7